11/10/2011 08:48 am ET Updated Jan 10, 2012

Climate Change: Old Age Could Lessen The Impact, Study Finds

Much has been written about the economic impact of an aging population in which fewer workers exist to support retirees. Now, a new study looks at how it could affect climate change, finding that individual carbon dioxide emissions decline in old age as the elderly drive less and buy fewer carbon-intensive goods.

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